Under the agreement, the lead ship had to pass in the Indian Navy in the spring of 2009, the other ships were to build up to mid-2010. But the development of construction, its implementation and running were proving difficult for Indian shipbuilders. Because the lead ship catamaran was launched only in 2010 but first. Deadlines for the head of the hydrographic catamaran transfer in the fall of 2011, and others — to early spring 2013. But Indian shipbuilders are not invested in these terms, having passed the first ship-only catamaran in the late spring of 2012. But the ship «Makar» still have a retrofit on the Mumbai naval base, and only at the end of this year, you can read about the full operational capability of the vessel to carry out hydrographic tasks. 2nd catamaran «Meen» in the spring of 2010 was lowered to the water, but the ship has not yet been completed. Approximate date of transfer of the 2nd Fleet hydrographic catamaran — 2013 year.
Hydrographic catamaran «Makar» — metal body construction with a top made of aluminum in the main. Power catamaran — energy 2 rampart installation with screw propeller type. Two diesel engines «Cummins KTA 38M2» total capacity of 2,000 kW and two diesels ekonomhoda «Cummins QSK 19M» total capacity of 1120 kW. Catamarans on the project must be equipped hydrographic equipment from famous foreign companies, which also includes two underwater remotely operated vehicle «Kongsberg HUGIN 1000."
Maybe when retrofitting on the naval base will be established subsequently adopted:
— automatic cannon caliber 30 mm;
— several machine guns 12.7 mm;
The main features:
— displacement of 264 tons;
— total deadweight of 500 tonnes;
— length of 53.1 meters;
— width of 16 meters;
— 2.2/4.5 meters of sediment;
— max speed / economy — 18/12 knots;
— equipment — computerized touch-screen controls, radar systems, spetssistema control in critical situations, and the like;
— range on ekonomhode to 4.8 thousand kilometers;
— the crew catamaran — 57 people (out of 10 people officers).
Ship—catamaran «Makar» has made the transition from the port «Ghogha» in the naval base of Mumbai, where he will establish hydrographic and navigation equipment computer equipment. After installation vessel will be named «INS Makar». When performing daily tasks specific boat catamaran will be able to participate, as appropriate, in the patrol / defense of the coastal zone and in search and rescue operations. In addition, it may be verbovanie ship to explore the Indian Ocean.
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